Alisa LaPolt Snow, a lobbyist representing Planned Parenthood in Florida ("Planned Parenthood"? Now there's a contradiction in terms...) testified before that state's legislators this week that babies who are born after an attempted abortion should be killed at the discretion of the mother and her doctor.
Killing a baby. After it has been born.
Back in the old days, we used to call that "infanticide". Something that King Herod and certain pharaohs were fond of. Y'know: murdering infants.
The Weekly Standard has more of the story and here's the actual video of Snow advocating putting to death babies who have taken their first real breath of life...
Folks, this blog's longtime readers know something about me: I am really, really careful about the language I use. There is a certain word which has appeared on The Knight Shift but only as part of quotations from other sources. It has been used only ONE time by my own volition. It happened four years ago and it was the first time in my entire life that I had ever used it in publication. At the time it was about a man being driven to suicide by hostile agents of the government.
There were no words in polite language that could have possibly conveyed my rage, my frustration and my lust for justice in that situation. I'll never use that word unless it's absolutely, positively necessary. When all other linguistical tools have failed.
For only the second time in my life, it has come to that again.
I don't care if my language here offends people. At this point, I cannot find any other words that could telegraph my disbelief and horror at what we've come to:
We are fucked. We are literally God-damned, for letting things come to this. And damn if we don't deserve it.
One friend has noted that Mizz Snow's argument will never be allowed to pass into law or regulation. Perhaps so. But that it has even been seriously suggested at all screams volumes about how far we have fallen as a society.
We are on a very slippery slope down. This will not end well.